A small crayon sign greets hungry guests at El Charro restaurant off Dale Boulevard in Dale City. This once fast-food building complete with the curved windows has been transformed into a genuine Mexican restaurant. Never crowded but always busy, this restaurant offers economic prices and a comfy atmosphere.
The cups of complimentary salsa are full of peppy flavor for all taste buds and puréed to perfection. No chunky salsa found here. The chips and tortillas taste home made. Slight cooking oil and salt remained on the fingers.
The tortillas were beautifully thin and always served warm. Creamy guacamole was paired with a $5.25 margarita that packs a punch. The fajitas came sizzling hot in a black skillet just as they should complete with all the proper fixings. And last but not least the sopapillas will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Families with small children and couples enjoying a quiet night out were scattered among the booths. Customers came and left quickly as service was prompt – except when ordering a second margarita.